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The healthcare industry is a core economic driver in Baltimore County—with major medical institutions as well as a large share of the region’s healthcare workforce.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


201,268$10 billionOver 7,800


346,379$17 billionOver 16,500

County Healthcare Industry

18 percent of Maryland's healthcare jobs.
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    More than 60,354 healthcare workers

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    2,789 healthcare employers

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    More than $3 billion in worker income

Employment Highlights

Baltimore County is home to many major medical institutions that each contribute a large share to the County’s employment base. Some of these institutions include:

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)—3,900 employees
  • MedStar Franklin Square Hospital—3,440 employees
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center—2,250 employees
  • Sheppard Pratt Health Systems—1,913 employees
  • LifeBridge Health and Northwest Hospital Center—1,800 employees

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the healthcare industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

Revised January 25, 2019               


Department of Economic and Workforce Development